Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

With Christmas already upon us, I will be having a break from the blogging world. 

I hope you and your family a wonderful christmas and a fantastic new year.

Have a safe and happy holiday and I will be back in 2011.


Friday, December 17, 2010

sunday shopping

Red Lizzi will be at Marlston Waterfront Markets, Bunbury this Sunday 19th December from 9am - 1pm. This will be our first market stall in Bunbury so if you are in the area, come down and say hello and pick up some great presents for family and friends. 
Hope to see you there xx

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

back on my bike...

After recovering from lack of faith in humankind from the near bike stealing experience, Santa has arrived early and I am now back on my very inexpensive, back pedal brakes, lack of gears, no suspension, loud ringing bell, blue bike.
 It is a definite shock to the system with no suspension but the hardest thing is dealing with the single speed factor. I tell myself it is a way to get fitter faster.

Does riding my bike to my day job through the week balance out all the upcoming festive season feastings?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

time to vent...

When I woke up this morning, packed my bags for my day job and got on my pushie for my commute to work, little was I to know how the day would end for me.
At about 4pm this afternoon there was an email sent round to the whole office building stating that someone had just tried to steal a certain bike from the bike rack which is right outside the staff entry to the building I work in. 
As soon as I read the first few words of the email I knew it was going to be mine.
And of course it was!
As I got out of my seat and raced downstairs a few fellow cyclists were heading down as well to make sure that their bikes weren't damaged or taken.
What I found was this.

My bike chain/lock chopped by bolt cutters and they got a fair way through the heavy duty bike lock that I only bought 2 weeks ago. 
Now I have many names for these two people that have done this and who potentially could now have my bike, but for this purpose I will be a calm and controlled adult and refer to them as Rotten Scoundrels (RS's). 
If these RS's hadn't been disturbed by someone leaving the building while they were in the middle of this hacking they probably would have got away with the crime and I would be bikeless.
What cranks me more than anything is not that I could have had my bike stolen, but that I am going to have to drive to work (public transport is basically non-existent) until I save enough money up for a cheap "commuter" pushie so I won't be so out of pocket if the RS's manage to try and steal my bike and get away with it. I am not going to let these RS's get me back into bad habits - I am determined to get back on the bike and ride to work once again!
It's now in the hands of the police and the CCTV footage around the area which will hopefully help pin those RS's down.


Friday, November 26, 2010

My Creative Space...

For the last six months, since we moved over from the east, I have been reluctant to get out the big guns (DSLR). The trusty point and shoot camera has been serving me well on our travels. It is quick to grab when a memorable moment appears right in front of you, small and compact and does capture a pretty good image. It is also showing the signs of heavy use with sratches all over it from all the adventures it has been on with us.

But with some overcast days and a not so tidy yard to shoot in I have been forced indoors to find little nooks in the house to shoot my wares and needed the control of the big guns. And I am quite happy with the results. 

I also love this fabric in two of my favourite colours - green and orange - They are journal and address books' handmade reusable covers (soon in my etsy store). The journal even has a space to hold your pen so you can get those ideas down whenever you need to!

I think its time for the point and shoot to have some rest and relaxation time while the real camera gets to work. 

For more creative spaces pop in to Kirsty's 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Creative Space...

Although the weather is getting warmer - I am warming to rummaging through my yarn stash. 
I've finally finished that project - I just love the colours and the textured knit of the scarf - who would have thought all those colours just look so right!

the white i am using for this baby set of mitts and beanie is a stark contrast to the scarf buy my eyes are adjusting

and I have plans to knit a little surprise for my secret santa (at my day job)

Hopefully I don't get carried away into "making" all my christmas gifts this year! 
Do you have any grand plans for a handmade christmas?

Don't forget to check out more creative spaces here

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Red in a box

On the weekend Mr and I and the 2 dogs went for a lovely walk around the Leschenault Inlet. Red and Lizzy also got to jump off the jetty and go for a big swim with the sea scouts in their canoes.
We didn't realise how much fun they had and how exhausted they were until we found Red fast asleep in the backyard.

It doesn't look that comfortable but since then we have found Red having his regular afternoon kip in the box.
Thank goodness we had finished with the spinach that was once growing in there!

What weird and wonderful places do your fury family members find to curl up in/on?